Tue - Nov 16, 2010 : 06:13 pm
3 Nephi : 16
Wow, it's been a long time since I last studied my scriptures.
The first thing which caught my attention is the phrase, "if it so be that my people at Jerusalem, they who have seen me and been with me in my ministry, do not ask the Father in my name, that they may receive a knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost". I guess that caught my attention in that God is aware of what we need, and what we need to ask before we start praying. I never really noticed that line before. Seems like all they needed to do was pray about the "other sheep" Jesus told them about while he was visiting Jerusalem. I don't think they did.
I wonder if the rest of the chapter is talking about events which have already occurred, or are yet to occur, when it talks about the house of Israel coming and tearing down the gentiles, should the gentiles reject the word of God...
My guess is that it's talking about things that are yet to happen, if they happen at all.
Man, I'm tired. That's all for today.